Category: Brogborough

Rare medieval castle site in the Marston Vale “threatened by warehouse expansion”

Save Brogborough Ringwork claim the “amazing” views from a castle site will be impeded by the proposed increase in warehousing at Marston Gate under Central Bedfordshire’s Local Plan.

The campaigners say the modifications for proposed MM33 Marston Gate Expansion in do not go far enough, as it still involves warehousing at 18.5m high, running alongside the A507.

Impacting local Greensand Ridge walks, the Grade II* listed Segenhoe Manor, as well as overwhelming the ancient ringworks site.

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Central Bedfordshire Council has not extended its travellers High Court injunction

Central Bedfordshire Council has said that it has not extended the traveller injunction it gained in 2018. This injunction banned eleven named individuals from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Central Bedfordshire for two years.

It also stopped any unauthorised encampments on specific parcels of land in Ridgmont, Husborne Crawley, Brogborough, Salford, Lidlington, Marston Moretaine and Lower Shelton.

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Delays on Marston Vale Line as level crossing malfunctions

Passengers using the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley are being advised to leave extra time for their journeys on Friday (Feb 28) while engineers repair a faulty level crossing.

A shuttle train service will be in operation between Bletchley and Ridgmont but rail replacement buses will serve stations between Bedford and Ridgmont while Network Rail engineers fix the issue.

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Bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat

The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of disease in their birds over the winter.

There are some simple measures that all poultry keepers, whether they are running a large commercial farm, keeping a few hens in their back garden, or rearing game birds, should take to protect their birds against the threat of avian influenza (bird flu) in the coming winter months.

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Company HQ plans shown to Brogborough Parish Council

Representatives from Dawsongroup plc gave a presentation to Brogborough Parish Council on Wednesday (4 September 2019) to explain the company’s new plans to build its headquarters in the village.

It is currently based in Tongwell, Milton Keynes, but Freya Dawson, Dawsongroup’s property director, told the meeting that “we are now at bursting point”.

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“Give Covanta a bloody nose”

At a Rookery South Community Energy Initiative (RSCEI) presentation to Cranfield Parish Council Councillor Robert Morris, ward councillor for Cranfield and Marston Moretaine, urged residents to sign up to the scheme.

He said:
“I strongly recommend that people apply for the scheme

“Because every penny that comes from this means that it’s a penny less that Covanta will have in their pockets.

“You are, technically, giving them a bloody nose by taking the money.”

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Sounds Familiar Community Choir is looking for new members

Do you like singing for fun?
Following its post-Christmas break, the Sounds Familiar Community Choir will re-commence rehearsals on Tuesday, February 5th at 7.30p.m at Cranfield Baptist church.

The choir, which sings for fun and for charity, is looking out for new members, particularly of the male variety! No audition is needed. Being able to read music not essential either.

Either pop along and meet them on the 5th, or contact the musical director, Jean Lloyd, on 01234 751495 or 07793 074911.

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